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What products are you guys having success using on the dash and interior trim?

My interests lie in A) not messing up a good thing then B) stain, spill and more importantly static resistance and finally C) ease of use and product availability.
 

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i used autoglym, chemical guys or ammo great products all work in a similar fashion just spray on the cloth and wipe
 

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Are you wanting a cleaner and a dressing or what? I'm still looking for a good, but budget friendly interior cleaner/APC that I can use. I've used/have Carpro PERL right now and it's pretty nice looking (diluted 5:1). Sometimes it can look a little glossy, so I'm going to dilute it a little more and maybe try buffing it down if I need to. Seems to hold up very well too
 

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clean with Blackfire APC (diluted 1:10) then follow with 303 Aerospace Protectant for UV protection.

Chemical Guys All Clean + is supposed to be good also and it dilutes 1:20 for interior use. I bought a bottle, but waiting for my Blackfire to run out before I try it.
 

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Are you wanting a cleaner and a dressing or what?
Well, the car is perfectly spotless and looks new. I want to keep it that way. Obviously not needing to do preliminary cleaning. I want whatever is applied to make future cleanup easy, to repel dust so cleanup is less frequent and to not have an oily sheen look to it.
 

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Well, the car is perfectly spotless and looks new. I want to keep it that way. Obviously not needing to do preliminary cleaning. I want whatever is applied to make future cleanup easy, to repel dust so cleanup is less frequent and to not have an oily sheen look to it.
You will still want to clean it even if it's new. Get some APC (pick your poison) and give it a good wipedown. Some APC's are concentrated, so make sure you dilute properly for interior use.

On top I would recommend 303 Aerospace Protectant. Wipe it good so you can see that you have covered everything. Once you are finished with all the trim, go back over everything with a dry MF towel
 

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You will still want to clean it even if it's new. Get some APC (pick your poison) and give it a good wipedown. Some APC's are concentrated, so make sure you dilute properly for interior use.

On top I would recommend 303 Aerospace Protectant. Wipe it good so you can see that you have covered everything. Once you are finished with all the trim, go back over everything with a dry MF towel
i second this. right now i have a bottle of 303 for interior protectant. ive also used carpro perl and like the results. needs diluted a bunch for an even spray imo tho.
 

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I forgot to add in my post that the last step with 303 Aerospace is important. It goes on with a little bit of sheen...which is nice while you are applying it so you can make sure everything gets covered. But to get that nice matte factory look, you want to go back over it with the dry MF towel.
 

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Thanks guys, I posted this in the 7th Gen subforum not knowing this subforum existed.

I've been getting information overload from this subforum.
 

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What do you use to wipe down your dashboards, steering wheels, and leather seats?
All listed above. Don't use products like 303 Aerospace on your steering wheel though. You don't want that to get slick.
 

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Well, the car is perfectly spotless and looks new. I want to keep it that way. Obviously not needing to do preliminary cleaning. I want whatever is applied to make future cleanup easy, to repel dust so cleanup is less frequent and to not have an oily sheen look to it.
That's what I'm looking for as well...

I use this...Its cheap, and works well and is a natural finish so it does not look glossy. Has mild cleaning agents so if you're not that dirty you can use this as a one step process. If youre really dirty, you might want to use a cleaner first.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g4116-natural-shine-protectant-16-oz/

I also have some of this:

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g18516-gold-class-leather-vinyl-cleaner/

and some lexol leather conditioner.
Had me at "Cheap"!:)
 

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I mostly use Chemical Guys to clean my stuff, but I have an array of different brands of what I found works best.

This leather cleaner is the nicest I've used in my opinion. It goes on with a slight glossy finish, but within a couple days goes back down to a clean, matte look.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_SPI_109_16_Leather_Care_Kit_p/spi_109_16.htm

This is the interior cleaner that I use on just about every surface. If you read the description, it's great for vinyl, leather, rubber and plastic surfaces. This stuff works great on the plastics in the engine bay, as well.
- http://www.detailedimage.com/303-M2/Aerospace-Protectant-P12/16-oz-S1/

This is the fabric and carpet cleaner that I use. It's cheap, and works incredibly well, and you can dilute it from 1 part cleaner into 20 parts water. You dilute it in a spray bottle, mist the area you want to clean, and scrub it with an appropriate brush and finally vacuum the cleaned area.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_CWS_103_16_Fabric_Clean_Heavy_p/cws_103_16.htm

After you use the fabric cleaner, you can mist this over the area you cleaned, and it will help protect stuff from sticking to it easily, like dirt, mud and road salts for winter drivers.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_SPI_210_16_Fabric_Guard_Interior_p/spi_210_16.htm
 

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I mostly use Chemical Guys to clean my stuff, but I have an array of different brands of what I found works best.

This leather cleaner is the nicest I've used in my opinion. It goes on with a slight glossy finish, but within a couple days goes back down to a clean, matte look.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_SPI_109_16_Leather_Care_Kit_p/spi_109_16.htm

This is the interior cleaner that I use on just about every surface. If you read the description, it's great for vinyl, leather, rubber and plastic surfaces. This stuff works great on the plastics in the engine bay, as well.
- http://www.detailedimage.com/303-M2/Aerospace-Protectant-P12/16-oz-S1/

This is the fabric and carpet cleaner that I use. It's cheap, and works incredibly well, and you can dilute it from 1 part cleaner into 20 parts water. You dilute it in a spray bottle, mist the area you want to clean, and scrub it with an appropriate brush and finally vacuum the cleaned area.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_CWS_103_16_Fabric_Clean_Heavy_p/cws_103_16.htm

After you use the fabric cleaner, you can mist this over the area you cleaned, and it will help protect stuff from sticking to it easily, like dirt, mud and road salts for winter drivers.
- http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_SPI_210_16_Fabric_Guard_Interior_p/spi_210_16.htm
+1 on CG Leather Cleaner and Fabric Clean.

303 Aerospace is not a cleaner but a protectant. You should clean the areas with an all purpose cleaner first, then wipe down with the 303. Go back over the areas after you have applied 303 with a dry MF to achieve a matte finish.
 

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+1 on CG Leather Cleaner and Fabric Clean.

303 Aerospace is not a cleaner but a protectant. You should clean the areas with an all purpose cleaner first, then wipe down with the 303. Go back over the areas after you have applied 303 with a dry MF to achieve a matte finish.
You're right, I guess I didn't notice because I've mostly just used it on my dash and door panels so far, and with a microfiber towel it works great. I have a bottle of Inner Clean from Chemical Guys, but I don't really use it because 303 has pretty much taken over my interior cleaning for me. For tough dash stains like coffee or something, I'd probably use Inner Clean over 303.
 

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You're right, I guess I didn't notice because I've mostly just used it on my dash and door panels so far, and with a microfiber towel it works great. I have a bottle of Inner Clean from Chemical Guys, but I don't really use it because 303 has pretty much taken over my interior cleaning for me. For tough dash stains like coffee or something, I'd probably use Inner Clean over 303.
If you use Inner Clean, you actually don't need to use 303. Inner Clean cleans and adds UV protection all-in-one. http://www.autogeek.net/chemical-guys-interior-detailer.html

My process for all interior hard surfaces is:

-vacuum/dry dust with 530 gsm MF (thick nap side for static properties)
-wipe down with APC on thin MF (Use APC on detail brush for tougher stains in textured plastics and/or hard to reach areas/crevices)
-wipe down with filtered water on thin MF if needed to remove APC residues
-wipe down with 303 Aerospace on thin MF
-dry wipe/buff surfaces with 530 gsm MF (thick nap side) for satin to matte finish
 
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